17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
2
Sintra
— 2 nights
3
Coimbra
— 1 night
4
Porto
— 4 nights
5
Ponta Delgada
— 4 nights

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pego Beach and Praia de Melides. Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Aberta Nova (in Grandola), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Evora (Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

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Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Lisbon sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Grandola, Pego Beach, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia do Tamariz and then admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sintra trip planner.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. In June, daytime highs in Sintra are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Praia do Tamariz
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Praia do Tamariz ©
Praia do Tamariz
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Sintra to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Sintra in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Coimbra, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade, Aldeia de Gondramaz
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Aldeia de Gondramaz ©
Aldeia de Gondramaz
Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos

4
nights
Porto

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Visiting Praia do Carneiro and Matosinhos Beach will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, learn about winemaking at Ferreira Cellars, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, and examine the collection at Sandeman Cellars.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Porto online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Porto can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Matosinhos Beach
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Douro River ©
Douro River
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco ©

4
nights
Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Step off the beaten path and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Jose do Canto Forest Garden. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Sao Jose and Farol do Arnel. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Oficina - Museu (in Capelas) and Mosteiros (Mosteiros Beach & Piscinas Naturais). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Lagoa do Congro, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get curious at Priolo Environmental Center, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada day trip planning website.

Getting from Porto to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. In June in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros, Lagoa do Congro, Jose do Canto Forest Garden, Oficina - Museu
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Farol do Arnel ©
Farol do Arnel